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Forgotten Ruin: An Epic Military Fantasy Thriller Kindle Edition
"In Forgotten Ruin we feel terror and wonder in equal measure. I cheered with Rangers when they won, and cried with them when they lost a friend." - Ben Espen, With Both Hands
★★★★★ "If you like Full Metal Jacket, Apocalypse Now, Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones this is what you need to feed your book loving soul."★★★★★ "I enjoy fantasy stories like LOTR (elves, orcs, etc.). And I enjoy military sci-fi. I never thought the two would intertwine....this story does it and it's great."
★★★★★ "If you've ever watched a fantasy movie and thought, 'This would be a lot different if someone had a light machine gun,' well, sir, have I got a book for you..."
★★★★★ "Freaking awesome."
★★★★★ "Could not put it down."
★★★★★ "This is the story that needs a table top RPG!"
- ASIN : B08R6KGWF4
- Publisher : WarGate Books (March 1, 2021)
- Publication date : March 1, 2021
- Language : English
- File size : 2272 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 445 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,645 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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Top reviews from the United States
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Fully 40% of this book is glitter and fluff, much like a faux velvet painting of Elvis, it is worthless content and BORING in the extreme.
When the authors actually got down to the story/action I enjoyed it immensely but that was far too little to support the endless drivel pumped into this mess.
Book/Series NOT Recommended, Author NOT on Follow.
The worldbuilding also excels, with new twists on fantasy and D&D tropes – the magic is more pyrokinetic D&D than Tolkien. There’s a great big world to explore, and new uncanny magical applications to try out.
The main character’s borderline stream-of-consciousness narration is excellent for presenting the story, recreating the feel of a war journal and combining deadly serious, gallows humor, smartmouth comments and sheer wonder. Whether he will continue as the chronicler of adventures in the Forgotten Ruin or future books will follow other characters in the third person, I look forward to reading more.
Whether battling insurgents or Orcs, Rangers will Ranger!
The first-person narration of the story is great. I really like the narrators (PFC Talker) commentary on his own narration of the events at times. Thanks to for the continual ‘80s shout-outs Nick.
Tolkien with NVGs?
Lewis with Machine Guns?
Orcs and wizards and elves with Carl Gs and military tactics?
Who knew they could all work so well together, better than PB&J or jack and coke!
All the nostalgia of all the fantasy I read as kid is woven together into the gritty, bloody, and raw world of heart-pounding military thrillers I've grown up to love. The action is heavy, but don't get me wrong, its not without its emotional moments. The characters, while ripped out of the reality of personalities in the storied Ranger Regiment, have complexities that bleed across the page, urging the reader to look past the tough exteriors and examine the hearts of man. We can do that in any genre but especially when Anspach and Cole are writing together!
Top reviews from other countries
This book could have been written in half as many words and still got the story across to satisfy the most detail oriented reader
The problem is the story is good, really good, it is just so ponderous. The characters are great, the story well thought out, the concept just different enough to be engaging.
It is a pity, because I want to know how it turns out, I just cannot bring myself to put in the excessive time and effort to find out